Saturday, January 10, 2009

Chicken Sate with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

This is one of our new favorite recipes. I make this at least every other week. We like to eat it like lettuce wraps with brown rice, fresh bean sprouts, sliced scallions & julienned cucumbers, & wedges of lime. And the best part is that we get to eat "exotic" food made with traditional ingredients that come from the pantry!

2 lbs. chicken tenders
1/4 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. canola oil
1/4 c. brown sugar
3 T. ketchup
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 t. Tabasco
4 scallions, sliced thin

Mix all the ingredients above & marinade the chicken for 30 min. Then you can broil them for 8 min. (flipping once), or grill them. Serve with peanut sauce.

Spicy Peanut Sauce:
1/2 c. peanut butter, creamy or chunky
1/4 c. hot water
3 T. lime juice
2 T. ketchup
1 T. soy sauce
1 T. brown sugar
1 T. cilantro, minced
2 scallions, sliced thin
1 1/2 t. Tabasco
1 garlic clove, minced
**If you don't like spicy food, just reduce (or omit) the Tabasco.


Harmony said...

Cooking Light has a recipe for this same dish that I have made many times and love! (
I just love the peanut butter and lime flavors together in the dipping sauce, which yours has too. What a great idea to eat them in lettuce wraps! I'll try that. Thanks for the recipe.

ash said...

Holy cow, we had this tonight and it was a huge hit! So so so delicious!